ASCP Duck Egg Blue and Guest Bedroom Update

There are a lot of changes happening around this house.  After moving the mammoth desk into the house, my husband needed a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle to work on his thesis.  We moved his desk into the guest bedroom and had to do a little shuffling around to make things fit.

When you’re working with such a small space, you have to get creative. So we emptied out the closet and moved in the dresser since we only had a couple things hanging up in there anyway.

My husband purchased this dresser a year before we moved in together off of craigslist for a steal.  It’s solid wood and looked great, but I’m really not into light colored woods. Shortly after I moved in, I decided to paint it a black enamel.  I loved it for a really long time and the paint was so incredibly durable, but I needed something lighter and a little more feminine.  This is what it looked like while I was patching up some dents.

ASCP in Duck Egg Blue was the perfect solution and is probably my favorite color after Paris Grey. I gave it a coat of clear wax and buffed it out for a little bit of sheen.  The decorative detail on the drawer front is just a one dollar foam stamp.  All the white detail is actually a very pale light grey called  “Cumulus Cloud” by Martha Stewart, leftovers from the antique dresser.

I’d really love to replace the pulls, but I just haven’t found anything I absolutely loved that didn’t cost $5/piece.  I really can’t justify spending $60 in pulls right now, but I’ve been on the prowl for coupons to my favorite stores and looking for cheaper alternatives.

I absolutely love the mirror I got from Home Goods a couple weeks ago.  I just about squealed at the top of my lungs trying to explain to Philip that I was in L.O.V.E. with it and practically skipping down the aisles pushing my cart full of goodies around.

I love that place with a passion. A sick, slightly disturbing, borderline obsessive kind of love.  Am I the only one that constantly wonders what new goodies those geniuses are bringing in every week?  Thankfully the closest one is 30 miles away, otherwise Philip would probably be holding an intervention for my Home Goods addiction.

This area is still a work in process. Thinking a few hammered steel accessories or maybe even some dejunkified thrift store lamps because the lampshade in there right now is driving me crazy.  We will see.  For now the simple, clutter free look works.

What do you think of my closet turned dresser nook? More importantly, what do you think of the mirror?!



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    It looks fantastic! My fav colour too.

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    OH I LOVE IT! Now I'm not sure if I want to do mine in that same exact color! You are a decor genius.

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    Nancy @ Life: Designed says:

    I LOVE that colour! It's pretty much the exact colour I'm going for when I do my little dresser makeover. So clean and fresh and feminine! The mirror is pretty sweet. I would be skipping down the aisles too! =)

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    Renewed Upon a Dream says:

    Oh it's so pretty. Great color! Our Home Goods is just around the corner from our house. It is very dangerous to step in that store!

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    Oh Maria!
    That is a beautiful dresser – what an awesome transformation! Love the stamper – I have the exact same one! Please, please come link this up at my Creative Inspirations party at Embracing Change! It opens tonight at 10 pm!
    Stacey :o)

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    By the way, I love this dresser so much I featured it on my Facebook page!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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    Sugarr2518 says:

    Love, love, love! I like how you changed the color of the dresser and also all of the accessories:)

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    (sigh) so beautiful…. I just purchased a can of Duck Egg Blue. In fact, I just used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I gave an old sewing table a make-over with Paris Grey. So we have two things in common, a love for Paris Grey and Home Goods:)

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    I'm on the hunt for a dresser I can make over using duck egg blue. It's one of my favorites too. We have tons in common…Home Goods, Paris Grey and duck egg blue.

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    After all that I forgot to say how awesome a job you did on the dresser. I love it and love the stamped detail too. Have a great weekend.

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    Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife says:

    I love the blue! Your dresser turned out great and the accessories are beautiful! Loving the mirror as well!


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    Maria @ Craft Crazy Mom says:

    Two peas in a pod I tell you!

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    BottledBeauty says:

    Looks great! Saw you on 5 days, 5 ways which is funny because I just found your blog last week when I pinned your grey desk! HomeGoods is only 5 minutes from me and I go through phases where I go every week and then not for a month because it can get overwhelming :)

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    Maria @ Craft Crazy Mom says:

    What I would do to have a HomeGoods that close!

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    I think Duck egg is one of the best Annie Sloan colors. You can mix it with old white and get even lighter shades of aqua. Great dresser!

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    Latoya @ The Scott's Crib says:

    The color you chose for the dresser is absolutely divine, and I totally agree with you about the knobs. You could definitely find something great on clearance or at your local thrift store. Maybe even some mismatched knobs might give it a more eclectic feel. Anywho, you did an amazing job on your transformation! I would absolutely love if you could share it with us at my link party called cheap finds and transformations:) It's definitely worthy of a shot out! I'm your latest follower, I like what I see this far!

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    Classy Clutter says:

    Beautiful!! I absolutely love it!

    I would love if you’d link this up to my new linky party!!

    Happy Crafting, Mallory @ Classy Clutter

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    Peggy~PJH Designs says:

    Love the dresser and the mirror both. Just gorgeous I've got to paint something with that Duck Egg Blue! I'm a new LF follower hope you'll stop by and follow my thrifty kitchen reno. Thanks for sharing.

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    Love your duck egg blue dresser. So pretty. It is my favorite ASCP color.

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    Lolly Jane says:

    Maria this is SO pretty! What a great "after"!! I especially love the detail on the center drawer :) Great job!!

    We'd ♥ for you to pop in and share w/ our at our weekend par-tay! XO

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    What a great transformation, Maria! LOVE the duck egg blue and, yes, the mirror!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Feature Friday Free-for-all!!


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    Jill @ says:

    Looks great! We have our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party going on now and would love for you to share this!

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    Love the dresser! And the mirror is gorgeous. I also have an obsession with HomeGoods! It's too close for comfort for my hubby! ; )

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    Katherines Corner says:

    Maria it is lovely. The color is terrific, such a wonderful calm color. xo P.S. only two days left to enter the Sweetheart Giveaway :-)

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    Christina {Designing by Numbers} says:

    I LOVE this dresser too! The colour is gorgeous, and it's wonderful that you keep salvaging this piece.

    Take care,

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    LOVE Home goods too! such an awesome mirror!

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    Six Sisters says:

    Everything looks just beautiful!! You have some very fun posts!! We loved having you link up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope to have you back again soon!! -The Sisters

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    Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife says:

    Your dresser has been featured for Functional Friday!

    Thanks so much for stopping by to link up!



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